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Scott Detrow is a political correspondent for NPR. He covers the 2020 presidential campaign and co-hosts the NPR Politics Podcast. Detrow joined NPR in 2015. He reported on the 2016 presidential election, then worked for two years as a congressional correspondent before shifting his focus back to the campaign trail.
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The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan
Del Quentin Wilber - 2011-03-15
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A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book for 2011A Richmond Times Dispatch Top Book for 2011A minute-by-minute account of the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan, to coincide with the thirtieth anniversaryOn March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan was just seventy days into his first term of office when John Hinckley Jr. opened fire outside t...
Scott Detrow
2021-03-30T17:55:52.000Z
Great book      source
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The Hearts of Men
A Novel
Nickolas Butler - 2017-03-07
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"[A] tender, insightful book... Perfectly paced and leavened with humor, it's a wonderful read." -- People An epic novel of intertwining friendships and families set in the Northwoods of Wisconsin at a beloved Boy Scout summer camp—from the bestselling author of Shotgun LovesongsCamp Chippewa, 1962. Nelson Doughty, age thirteen, social outcast and ...
Scott Detrow
2021-03-29T14:45:02.000Z
@DeanneLZWeber His book from a few years ago, Hearts of Men, was so good. That was still a little better in my mind - the topic was closer to home to my life - but I really loved this too.      source
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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
A George Smiley Novel
John le Carré - 2020-03-31 (first published in 1974)
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From the New York Times bestselling author of A Legacy of Spies. John le Carré's new novel, Agent Running in the Field, is coming October 2019.The man he knew as "Control" is dead, and the young Turks who forced him out now run the Circus. But George Smiley isn't quite ready for retirement--especially when a pretty, would-be defector surfaces with ...
Scott Detrow
2020-12-14T15:45:49.000Z
@catazog I hope NPR does a story answering this q this week! I think The Spy Who Came In From The Cold is a great starting point. His first big book, and it moves at a faster pace than some of the others. If you like that, move on to Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, or A Legacy of Spies.      source
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The Spy Who Came in from the Cold
John le Carré - 2019-07-04 (first published in 1963)
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In this classic, John le Carre's third novel and the first to earn him international acclaim, he created a world unlike any previously experienced in suspense fiction. With unsurpassed knowledge culled from his years in British Intelligence, le Carre brings to light the shadowy dealings of international espionage in the tale of a British agent who ...
Scott Detrow
2020-12-14T15:45:49.000Z
@catazog I hope NPR does a story answering this q this week! I think The Spy Who Came In From The Cold is a great starting point. His first big book, and it moves at a faster pace than some of the others. If you like that, move on to Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, or A Legacy of Spies.      source
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A Legacy of Spies
A Novel
John le Carré - 2017-09-05
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Peter Guillam, staunch colleague and disciple of George Smiley of the British Secret Service, otherwise known as the Circus, is living out his old age on the family farmstead on the south coast of Brittany when a letter from his old Service summons him to London. The reason? His Cold War past has come back to claim him. Intelligence operations that...
Scott Detrow
2020-12-14T15:45:49.000Z
@catazog I hope NPR does a story answering this q this week! I think The Spy Who Came In From The Cold is a great starting point. His first big book, and it moves at a faster pace than some of the others. If you like that, move on to Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, or A Legacy of Spies.      source
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The Only Plane in the Sky
An Oral History of 9/11
Garrett M. Graff - 2019-09-10
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The first comprehensive oral history of September 11, 2001a panoramic narrative woven from the voices of Americans on the front lines of an unprecedented national trauma.Over the past eighteen years, monumental literature has been published about 9/11, from Lawrence Wrights The Looming Tower, which traced the rise of al-Qaeda, to The 9/11 Commissio...
Scott Detrow
2019-09-11T13:51:58.000Z
A new book review from me on this 9/11 anniversary. "The Only Plane In The Sky" is excruciating, emotional reading. And that's the point.      source